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Celebrate Joy Harjo: The First Native American Poet Laureate

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity

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Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek) is the first Native American chosen to be the US Poet Laureate. This activity explains what a poet laureate does and introduces Joy Harjo and one of her poems “Remember.” Young people can also explore Joy Harjo’s passion for poetry as a way to remember her ancestors and celebrate the future of her Native people. This activity also features several ways to write poetry and includes an inspirational poem performance by the US Youth Poet Laureate.

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